Bromley Cross railway station
|Managed by||Northern Rail|
|Number of platforms||2|
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|Annual rail passenger usage*|
|Key dates||Opened 1845|
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|* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Bromley Cross from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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The station is just south of the point where the double line merges into one. The single line continues through Entwistle station towards Blackburn with a passing loop at Darwen station. The signal box here formerly acted as a 'fringe' to the power boxes at Preston (which controls the line to Blackburn) and Manchester Piccadilly (which supervises the passing loop & line south towards Bolton) - their train description systems were incompatible with each other and so the box here was retained to act as a link between them. Its sole use now is to supervise the adjacent pedestrian foot crossing and the protecting signals, as the interface between the two signalling centres has been upgraded so that they can communicate directly.
The 1859 station building, 1875 signal box and original 1848 low platform were Grade II listed in early 2015.
Bromley Cross railway station is situated on Chapeltown Road. Parking is adjacent to the station, with overflow parking opposite and neighbouring Turton Media Arts College.
There is generally an hourly service daily northbound (including Sundays) to Clitheroe via Blackburn and southbound to Manchester Victoria. This increases to half-hourly at weekday peak hours, although many of the additional services start/terminate at Blackburn.
- Bromley Cross signal box www.signalbox.org Accessed 2008-10-04
- "Bromley Cross Railway Station (inc. signal box and low level platform)". Historic England. Historic England.
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
Ribble Valley Line
|Hall i' th' Wood|
|Turton and Edgworth||L&YR
Ribble Valley Line
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